Tanizaki Sake Set is a minimal sake set created by New York-based designer Marc Thorpe for OTHR. An architect and designer based in New York City, Marc Thorpe founded the eponymous design practice, Marc Thorpe Design (MTD) in 2005 after studying architecture. The spirited set combines flask and cup into a single, playful object only possible through the innovative technology of 3D printing. Approaching their one-year anniversary, OTHR already boasts a roster of leading designers from around the world, collapsing geography and the design world to make the exchange of ideas as fluid as possible.
Named for one of Japan’s most prolific novelists, this sake set is a meditation on Junichiro Tanizaki’s exploration of cultural identity. The author’s commonly juxtaposed themes of “the West” and “Japanese tradition” find harmony in its singular form. The body and cup of the Tanizaki Sake Set are unified by space, light and shadow. It’s the perfect size for a single serving; one per person. Thorpe’s spirited sake set combines flask and cup into a single, playful object crafted in 3D printed porcelain. Numbered Edition.